March 26, 2014 10:41 AM Subscribe
posted by mykescipark (20 comments total)
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Three bald eagle chicks recently hatched on Catalina Island
, just southwest off the coast of Long Beach, California. Now you can watch a live cam of the mother and her hatchlings.
Bald eagles were once a common sight on Catalina, but the population was decimated in the 1970s by a massive runoff of the pesticide DDT from the Montrose
chemical plant. Rebuilding [PDF]
the bald eagle population has been difficult due to the continued presence of DDT in Catalina's environment.
Catalina currently has eight pairs of adult bald eagles, with seven active nests between them.